Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: When is the fight, how to watch and the undercard line-up

Tyson Fury meets Oleksandr Usyk - Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: when is the fight, how to watch and the undercard line-up
Fury and Usyk met in October after Fury's exhibition bout against Francis Ngannou - Getty Images/Justin Setterfield

Boxing will have an undisputed heavyweight champion in early 2024 after Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk agreed to fight each other in Saudi Arabia.

Fury holds the WBC belt, which he won in 2020 when he beat Deontay Wilder. He has defended that belt three times, against Wilder, Dillian Whyte and most recently against Derek Chisora.

Usyk has held the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles since beating Anthony Joshua in 2021. He had defended those titles twice since: against Joshua and then against Daniel Dubois.

Both Fury and Usyk are undefeated so far in their professional boxing careers.

The last time boxing had a unified and undisputed heavyweight champion was in 2000 when Lennox Lewis held all four titles.

When is Fury v Usyk?

The bout is scheduled for Saturday Feb 17, 2024.

In the press conference to confirm the date, Fury said of Usyk: “I’m going to bust him up. Sausage. Ugly little man. Rabbit. Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run. You know what’s coming? You’re getting smashed to pieces, sausage. You’re fighting the best British heavyweight there’s ever been.

“You’ve beaten the rest of them, but you haven’t beaten Tyson Fury, sausage. You can never beat me. If you beat me in your dreams you better wake up and apologise. I stole that from Muhammad Ali, I apologise.

“When you sleep at night ugly man you’re going to think of me for the next eight weeks. I’m going to punch your face in. You ugly little man.”

Where is the fight being held?

The bout will be in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. As part of a promotion push for the fight Fury has been on holiday in Saudi Arabia, to the delight of Usyk’s team.

Egis Klimas, Usyk’s manager, said: “When one is playing around another training hard. We will see you February 17.”

How can I watch it in the UK?

Television details have not been announced, but the fight is guaranteed to be on pay-per-view, probably at a cost of more than £20.

Who is on the undercard line-up?

Again, details have not been announced.

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